Hermes Mercurius Trismegistus ,. Translated formerly out of the Arabick into Greek , and thence into Latine , and Dutch , and now out of the Original into English ;. By that Learned Divine Doctor Everard. London , Printed by Robert White , for Tho.
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Free delivery worldwide. Bestselling Series. Harry Potter. Popular Features. Home Learning. Description The Divine Pymander of Hermes Mercurius Trismegistus - The Corpus Hermeticum - This Book may be one of the oldest in the World - The Hermetica are Egyptian-Greek wisdom texts from the 2nd and 3rd centuries AD, which are mostly presented as dialogues in which a teacher, generally identified as Hermes Trismegistus "thrice-greatest Hermes" , enlightens a disciple.
The texts form the basis of Hermeticism. They discuss the divine, the cosmos, mind, and nature. Some touch upon alchemy, astrology, and related concepts.
In this Book, though so very old, is contained more true knowledge of God and Nature, than in all the Books in the World besides, except only Sacred Writ; And they that shall judiciously read it, and rightly understand it, may well be excused from reading many Books; the Authors of which, pretend so much to the knowledge of the Creator, and Creation.
If God ever appeared in any man, he appeared in him, as it appears by this Book. That a man who had not the benefit of his Ancestors' knowledge, being as I said before, The first inventor of the Art of Communicating Knowledge to Posterity by writing, should be so high a Divine, and so deep a Philosopher, seems to be a thing more of God than of Man; and therefore it was the opinion of some That he came from Heaven, not born upon Earth [Goropius Becanus].
There is contained in this Book, that true Philosophy, without which, it is impossible ever to attain to the height, and exactness of Piety, and Religion. According to this Philosophy, I call him a Philosopher, that shall learn and study the things that are, and how they are ordered, and governed, and by whom, and for what cause, or to what end; and he that doth so, will acknowledge thanks to, and admire the Omnipotent Creator, Preserver, and Director of all these things.
And he that shall be thus truly thankful, may truly be called Pious and Religious: and he that is Religious, shall more and more know where and what the Truth is: And learning that, he shall yet be more and more Religious. Other books in this series. Add to basket. Rating details. Book ratings by Goodreads. Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.
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The Divine Pymander of Hermes Mercurius Trismegistus
For there can be no Religion more true or just, then to know the things that are; and to acknowledg thanks for all things, to him that made them, which thing I shall not cease continually to do. What then should a man do, O Father, to lead his life well; seeing there is nothing here true? Be Pious and Religious, O my Son; for he that doth so, is the best and highest Philosopher; and without Philosophy, it is impossible ever to attain to the height and exactness of Piety or Religion. But he that shall learn and study the things that are, and how they are ordered and governed, and by whom, and for what cause, or to what end, will acknowledg thanks to the Workman , as to a good Father , an excellent Nurse , and a faithful Steward , and he that gives thanks shall be Pious or Religious, and he that is Religious shall know both where the truth is, and what it is, and learning that, he will be yet more and more Religious. And let this, O Son, be the end of Religion and Piety; whereunto when thou art once arrived, thou shalt both live well, and die blessedly, whilist thy soul is not ignorant whether it must return, and flie back again. In this only, O Son, is the way to the Truth, which our Progenitors travelled in; and by which, making their journey, they at length attained to the good. It is a Venerable way, and plain, but hard and difficult for the Soul to go in that is in the Body.
Divine Pymander of Hermes Trismegistus
The Hermetica are Egyptian - Greek wisdom texts from the 2nd century or earlier,     which are mostly presented as dialogues in which a teacher, generally identified as Hermes Trismegistus "thrice-greatest Hermes " , enlightens a disciple. The texts form the basis of Hermeticism. They discuss the divine , the cosmos , mind , and nature. Some touch upon alchemy , astrology , and related concepts.